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Re: Bug#224742: Related to this issue...

On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 01:12:45PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I would say that tagging this bug wontfix would be *a* correct course of
> action, but there's no reason to think that it must be *the* correct
> course of action.  Particularly bugs that are moved to a resolved state
> soon after being opened will tend to not have a fully accurate
> complement of tags, because that kind of housecleaning is of relatively
> low priority.
> And in cases where a wishlist bug is being considered resolved because
> the maintainer refuses to implement the request, closing it seems
> perfectly appropriate, with or without the wontfix tag.

I think this makes it needlessly difficult to tell from a package's
report page which wishlist bugs were implemented, and which were

Furthermore, the refusal of a maintainer to implement a wishlist request
is something other developers might want to look at more closely.
Perhaps what one person finds too difficult, or lacks the time to
implement, is something another person might be able to accomplish.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |     Freudianism belong to the history
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